Episodes

Episode 20: A Woman’s Touch – Interview with Ellen Barnard

In Episode 20 of Let’s Talk Wellness Now, Dr. Deb invites, Ellen Barnard, Owner of A Woman’s Touch, sex education resource center and sexuality products shop, to speak about sex education, the journey that led her to A Woman’s Touch and the knowledge she’s acquired over her expansive career.   We’re all sexual… we all have...

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Episode 19: Sex After Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) – Interview with Sherrie Palm

In Episode 19 of Let’s Talk Wellness Now, Dr. Deb invites, Sherrie Palm, Founder of APOPS, back to the podcast to talk about sex after pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and what they can expect after they go through after surgery.  The impact to intimacy – it kind of comes in waves, and hits different layers....

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Episode 18: Top Gun Love – Interview with Frank Wiegers

Former Fighter Pilot turned Love, Sex & Relationship Coach, Frank Wiegers, joins Dr. Deb on Episode #18 of Let’s Talk Wellness Now for an exciting dialogue about hormones, bonding, romance and relationships as you age! Dr. Deb and Frank touch on issues ranging from body worship and sexual energy, to bonding, afterplay and rituals.  You ever notice...

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Episode 17 – Exercise For Sex-Cess

In Episode 17 of Let’s Talk Wellness Now, Dr. Deb spends time discussing specific exercises from the Better Sex Workout that can help you achieve Sex-Cess! Dr. Deb highlights some common misconceptions about calories burned during sex, reveals some surprising sex statistics and lists some everyday exercises that can benefit your sex life. … the...

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Episode 16 – Interview with Relationship & Love Consultant, Dr. Sharon Cohen, PhD

Relationship & Love Expert, Dr. Sharon Cohen, PhD, joins Dr. Deb on Episode #16 of Let’s Talk Wellness Now for a conversation about love, relationships, marriage, vulnerability, communication, masculine vs feminine energy between partners, and so much more! Dr. Cohen touches on her path to becoming a love and relationship consultant, including the early stages of...

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Episode 15: Sexuality – Interview with Vanessa Marin

Vanessa Marin joins Dr. Deb on Episode #15 of Let’s Talk Wellness Now for a conversation all about sexuality and the healthy approach to a flourishing sex live. Vanessa stresses the importance of accepting your sex life as something that needs to be cultivated, maintained and worked at.  I like to say that sex is the...

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Episode 14 – Interview with Sex Therapist, Dr. Megan Fleming, PhD

Dr. Megan Fleming, PhD joins Dr. Deb on Episode #14 of Let’s Talk Wellness Now to talk all things SEX! They discuss ways to break free from scripted, mechanical sex and create sex worth having! Even a small tip is – just taking it out of the bedroom. There’s the couch, it could be the...

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Episode 13: Endometriosis – Interview with Stefanie Ancona

Dr. Deb invites her close friend, current patient, and Endometriosis advocate, Stefanie Ancona, on Let’s Talk Wellness Now for a raw look into Stefanie’s life with Endometriosis. Stefanie opens up about her personal medical history, the ways she’s bravely battled Endometriosis, and the journey that led her to Dr. Deb’s office. Together they speak about...

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Episode 12: Compounding Hormones – Interview with Monica Zatarski

Dr. Deb invites compounding pharmacist and long-time friend, Monica Zatarski, PharmD, RPh from MD Custom Rx in Brookfield, Wisconsin to discuss compounding hormones. Dr. Deb and Monica discuss everything from compounded hormones vs synthetic hormones, dosing, traditional vs compounding pharmacies to Monica’s background and the right questions to ask your compounding pharmacist! The joke in...

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Episode 11: Thermogram vs Mammogram

Dr. Deb speaks on breast health, and the differences between thermograms, mammograms and breast MRI. She discusses options for those who choose not to have a mammogram, and those who would like a compliment to their mammogram. Topics covered are thermogram, mammogram, breast MRI, inflammation, congestion, preventative techniques to relieve toxins, specific breast diseases. …a...

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Episode 10: Are Hormones Safe?

Dr. Deb joins the debate on the safety of using hormones. She analyzes the differences between bio-identical hormones and conventional hormones, short-term vs long-term use and the importance of commitment when opting for hormone therapy. She discusses the impact of comfort-level, along with her personal experience with hormones. Are hormones safe to use? How long...

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Episode 9: Genetics and Hormones

Dr. Deb speaks on genetics and hormones, epigenetics, genetic testing, and the significant role genetics play in how we can metabolize hormones. How genetics play a role in detoxification? How genetically modified food plays a role in mutation our genes? Do genetics help defy the aging process? How genes play a role in how we...

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Episode 8: Peptides

Dr. Deb discusses peptides, peptide therapy and details several specific peptides, alongside their use and benefits. She opens up about her personal experience with peptide therapy, including the role it played in her recovery from surgery. What are peptides? What are they used for? Who is a good candidate for peptide therapy? Why are they...

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Episode 7: Pelvic Organ Prolapse – Interview with Sherrie Palm

Dr. Deb invites long-time friend, Sherrie Palm, the President of APOPS (Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support) and award winning author, to speak about POP (pelvic organ prolapse) and the way hormones are impacted by it. Sherrie Palm opens up about her medical journey, including her personal diagnosis with pelvic organ prolapse, the origin and...

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Episode 6: Grief

Dr. Deb diverts from the theme of the season, to open up about the loss of her family’s dog, Harley. She discusses the role that grief and loss play in our lives. How does grief and loss impact our health? How should we grieve? How do we manage grief? How can we prepare for loss?...

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Episode 5: Sleep and Hormones

Dr. Deb speaks on insomnia and the relationship between sleep and hormones. Many people, as we age, suffer from insomnia. Whether it’s a difficulty falling asleep, or a difficulty staying asleep. I hear, every day, from women who don’t sleep, and how it’s a struggle for them to get to sleep and stay asleep. And...

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Episode 4: Vaginal Dryness

Dr. Deb speaks about vaginal health, vaginal dryness, menopause, pain during sex and estrogen levels, along with some prevention and treatment tips. A lot of women, as we age, start to develop issues with vaginal dryness. And it’s not a topic that we talk about real openly, and I think it’s a super important topic...

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Episode 3: Am I Crazy or Just Hormone Deficient?

Dr. Deb discusses hormone deficiencies and how to make sense of your symptoms. …as women, one of the first things that we pay attention to, are the hot flashes and the night sweats… what we don’t talk about a lot, though, is the anxiety behind the loss of hormones. The anxiousness, the nervousness, that overwhelming...

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Episode 2: Hormone Testing

Dr. Deb discusses the value of hormone testing for both men and women. Why do we test for hormones? How do we test hormones? How often should we be tested? What are we looking for in test results? Really, everyone should have their hormones tested. It doesn’t discriminate whether your male or female – we...

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Episode 1: Why Do We Need Hormones?

Dr. Deb speaks on the importance of hormones, the role they play in our everyday lives, thyroid dysfunction, the endocrine system and the body’s cravings for healthy hormone levels. What do hormones do? Where do hormones come from? What happens when there’s a hormone imbalance? How to treat an imbalance? The function of hormones? Literally,...

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